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Supreme Court Clears Way for Execution in 1983 Murders

Oct. 12, 2018, 4:00 PM

A Tennessee prisoner who has been fighting his convictions and death sentence for more than 30 years may go to the electric chair within 10 days.

The U.S. Supreme court Oct. 11 vacated the stay of convicted double-murderer Edmund Zagorski’s execution that had been granted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

His execution had been scheduled for that day.

But Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam postponed the execution for 10 days in response to Zagorski’s last-minute request for electrocution rather than lethal injection.

The circuit court entered the stay in order to allow Zagorski to challenge his...

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